are they even DOING A SECOND SEASON god damn it

12x21: it’s not all bad

This is a review of 12x21 that ends on a positive note.

I will expand further here why I think this episode was badly written and poorly executed, but did further the overall positive outlook for the season.

Important first impression:
- The overall season arc plot points (and therefore not written specifically by Bucklemming) were greatly moved forwards.
- The points that were just relevant to this episode and were painful, unnecessary and not even used well or referenced by the actual protagonists were all Bucklemming.

1. Eileen. Fucking Eileen, man.

Originally posted by peter-pantomime

She didn’t have to die. She didn’t have to die like that. She didn’t have to die like that and then have barely any real reaction from Sam and Dean about it

Where was Sam’s textualised pain? Where was the Red Meat parallel of Dean having to console Sam? I know he looked a bit anguished but I’m putting this down to Jared and direction, not the writers. 

However, I am going to give the smallest part of the benefit of the doubt and parallel this with Sam’s reaction to Dean about Cas, where Sam is all business and logic, trying to lessen the pain that way, rather than it being not caring.

BUT… how does this further Sam’s personal arc? He is supposed to be reconciling the hunting life and his previous want to get out? Killing off any friends and potential endgame love interests does this how? If I was Sam now after this as an example of the pain, I would want out NOW! NO MORE SAM AND DEAN HUNTING, SAVING PEOPLE, THE FAMILY BUSINESS. IT MAKES NO SENSE. 

On top of this, after all the heavy Saileen/Destiel parallels written by the same writers and the theme of Dean opening up more and realising that emotions should be voiced, how does this further Dean’s arc of realising he should just tell Cas how he feels before it’s too late?

It was a massive opportunity WASTED for not just endgame Saileen but also how her death could have been a valid character development moment for both of them.

These are the only valid reasons Eileen should have been killed off - to be referenced in some way by the protagonists. Even Charlie’s unnecessary death was a lazily written ‘turning point’ for Dean’s MoC fall into Darkness. But instead we have…well, nothing really.

I hope the writers of the next episodes maybe pick up on it and it’s just a delayed reaction otherwise it is just such a waste.

Destiel side note: Yes I did see that Crowley called Cas their ‘love slave’. I would flail about this except as I was saying with @elizabethrobertajones yesterday, there is so much real Destiel fodder now it kind of is not that important. HOWEVER I stick to the fact that Lucifer has been inside Cas and canonically knows how he feels and Crowley also knows how they both feel. So I guess, small wins and all that.

2. Mary.

Mary believes she used to have Free Will. Well, that hurts because we know it isn’t true (cupid). 

BUT Mary prefers to die rather than kill innocents (yes, thank you, redemption arc). Mary cannot break out of the brainwashing when Dean pleads with her (thank you Cas 8x17 mirror - found family is stronger than blood family and all that).

Mary must have had an inkling but now it has been voiced on the show that :  A. John was a child abuser and B. that Mary now knows

We have all been waiting for this since 12x01 so YES good thank you. Plot line moved forwards.

Dean is going to confront her about Azazel in 12x22….Now I’m assuming she is either brainwashed and he is trying to jump her out of it with harsh words or she is out of it already and Dean is just so fucking DONE that it comes out. This will be so interesting I’m actually kind of sad they’re back to back so we won't have time to process what seems to be going to be an amazing episode character wise.

3. Lucifer.

I mean, Chuck how lazy was that? “The polarity is reversed’. Jeez. Ok but, so Crowley is a rat, OK. Whatever.

Lucifer’s plot line though…

THIS IS THE BIG PLOT POINT FOR ME THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FROM THIS EPISODE:

Originally posted by faramaiofnerdwoodforest

Lucifer thinks he has won.  He is on top of the world.  “MY SON”.

Yes. Your son, who will be your downfall, who is the sunrise, who will bring the world to it’s feet (yes, again, sorry, I believe @amwritingmeta is totally right about this).

Who is being aided by your perfect mirror - the Fallen Angel who loves Humanity, while you hate it. Who doesn’t give a damn about God anymore, while you crave his attention. Who is constantly linked to the SUN.

I keep harping on that is time for Cas to be the Hero

He was a hero as part of TFW in season 4 and in season 5, in season 6 he was the hero even though he thought he should lie to Sam and Dean to do so, in order to protect them (hello 12x19), yes he went behind their backs but he stopped the second apocalypse ON HIS OWN. Since then it is just one big ball of hazy messes on everyone’s sides, meanwhile Cas has been getting more depressed, suicidal and full of self doubt.

THIS IS HIS HERO ARC. This is the culmination of his self worth arc, his faith arc, his Humanity arc.

This child will restore balance but it will also help to restore Cas’s faith in himself and self worth through his CHOICE to help it and convince Sam and Dean of it. 

There is a reason I think Cas seems brainwashed, because he is much more the old Castiel now than the broken shell that is Cas, not in terms of being brainwashed by Heaven etc but his self assurance and faith, while at the same time still being CAS. 

We are always talking about Sam and Dean reconciling the different parts of themselves together, THIS IS IT FOR CAS. 

This is the best that he can be and if this isn’t the case and he is brainwashed past the season finale then honestly I don’t even know what their endgame is other than to just kill all of TFW and their fans painfully.

So yeah, Cas is the hero. He will convince the boys of the righteous cause, they will be Team Free Will again. 

Cas literally IS the sunrise and so is the child.

Meanwhile, Lucifer thinks he is on top. He thinks he has won when actually he has brought defeat on himself.

I love this.

Finished Gypsy. God Damn! I wouldn’t want to meet Jean in real life but fuck if she isn’t fascinating to watch. No one knows who she really is…not even the audience. Everything is fodder for her power plays. I hope there will be a second season.

FYI, for anyone worried about another wlw character ending up dead, I can assure you that they are all alive by the end of the season. In case that is a reservation you had about viewing the hotness that is Jean and Sidney. Gifs do not do it justice. 

Okay, I’ve been reading people’s theories on who they think Archie is gonna end up with at the end of the season (basing off of what KJ said during that interview) AND I WANNA PLACE IMAGINARY BETS HERE. Here’s who I think it is. I’m making a post about it so I can look back at this and see how close my prediction was after the finale. Reply with who you think it is as well and then come back to this post at the end of the season.

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Teen Wolf 5x08 Recap

This episode lowkey made me so sad as hell BuTTTTT LAYDEN THO

-LAYDEN IS OFFICIALLY CANNON SUCK MY WEREWOLF TITTIES ANTI LAYDEN SHIPPERS *RIDES A ROVER CACKLING INTO THE SUNSET*

-Ouroboros? Jeff Davis STFU that some Chamber of Secrets shit right there Deaton gonna need a Kanima to speak Parseltongue for him

- SHERIFF STILINSKI U A FREAKING HOE. NOW UR DOING UR DAMN JOB BITCH???UR MUGGLE ASS CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE YOUR OWN SON.

-After 5 seasons you finally give us a clue to Stiles first name, Jeff Davis. That M stands for nothing but mofo cuz that’s what u r Davis.

-Melissa being a bad bitch and standing up for this nonsense!!!

-LiAm iS trYING TO PROTECT haydEN and OH gOD MY SON IS GROWING UP SO FAST

-*ALERT ALERT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT DETECTED WITHIN MASON HEWITT* (so proud of my bby Mason for attempting to save his friends and saving Scott for the second time this season)

-THE BIGGEST DOUCHE OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO SHERIFF!!!

-THE PARENT OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO MELISSA MCCALL!!!

-THE DOUCHIEST PARENT OF THE YEAR AWARD GOES TO THE DESERT WOLF!!!!!!!!

-hold tf up ain’t that sign have the same number that Kira acupunctured on her bedframe???

-KIRA WHY TF KIRA?????SHERIFF THAT IS IT U MESSED WITH MAMA AND NOW U FUCKING UP KIRA??!!!! IMMA WHOOP UR BADGED ASS

-THEO U SHADY FINE ASS MOTHERFUCKER U PLANNED THIS WHOLE DISASTER U STAYED HOME SO THEY WOULDN’T SUSPECT YOU THEN U GO OUT AND RESCUE LAYDEN BITCH LIKE U DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE THEN U COCKBLOCK THEM IN YOUR TRUCK AND THEN U BRING THEM HOME LIKE WHOOPDEE HOLLY DOO IM THE HERO NUH UH ASSHAT JUST BC U GIVE GOOD ASS HUGS DOESN’T MEAN UR OFF THE HOOK SCOTT STILES AND I THINK U AIN’T SHIT

-WINGS??? MOTHERfucking wings??? Unless u a guardian angel sent to Earth to fix this bullshit of a town IDGAF

-I literally want to wrap Scott into a burrito blanket and give him hot cocoa. He thinks its all his fault and is falling so hard and doesn’t know what to believe anymore and Scira is dying oh god and he’s yelling and my bby is exhausted and doesn’t deserve this.

-Malia DON’T DESERVE THIS PETER IS ALREADY THE BAD PARENT. DESERT WOLF U A COLD HEARTED BITCH FOR WANTING TO KILL YOUR OWN DAUGHTER. NO WONDER TALIA SENT MALIA AWAY.